Greene ended the 2020-21 season with one goal, five points and a rating of plus-9 in 55 games for the Islanders.
The point total was the lowest of any season for Greene, but his rating was the second-highest of his career. His job was not to score but to play solid defense and help bring along Noah Dobson, so perhaps his season should be considered a success. However, the Islanders will have the final say as Greene will be a free agent once the playoffs have concluded, and with the team up against the cap, it may elect to go with one of the younger defenders to save as much cap room as possible.
Greene only has one goal and three assists in 44 games this season.
Greene wasn't brought back by the Islanders to provide offense, but those numbers have to be disappointing. Coach Barry Trotz mentioned Sunday that Braydon Coburn could play versus the Flyers, and if that were to happen, Green would seem to be the most likely defender to hit the bench.
Greene has yet to score a goal this season but has two assists with a plus-8 rating in 36 games.
Greene has now gone 14 straight games without registering a point. Greene's job really isn't to provide offense, but rather to mentor and bring along Noah Dobson (COVID-19). Still, the loss of Anders Lee (knee) for the season has highlighted the team's struggles on offense, and the team would certainly like to see more than an assist per month from Greene.
Greene has yet to score a goal this season but does have two assists with a plus-8 rating in 27 games.
General manager Lou Lamoriello brought Greene on board last season for a few reasons. Lou likes that Greene can be a steadying veteran influence on defense who isn't worried about scoring goals. More importantly, he accepts his role as a mentor for Noah Dobson. Greene has played in all 27 games so far this season for the Islanders, as has every other defenseman on the team, so it's fair to wonder if at some point Greene will be given a night off to rest as the Islanders make their playoff push.
Greene only has one assist and a rating of plus-1 in 18 games for the Islanders this season.
Greene was never expected to be an offensive force this season but rather to help bring along his defense partner, Noah Dobson. Greene only recorded his first point of the season Monday and it's not like an avalanche of points is expected in the near future. The Islanders need him to show Dobson the way to being a top pro. Dobson is the future for the Islanders as they hope he develops into a top-pair defender.
Greene is pointless in nine games this season.
Greene, like so many defenders for the Isles, provides little to no fantasy value. Greene is probably miscast as a full-time defenseman at this point in his career, but salary cap problems forced the Islanders to trade Devon Toews and play Greene more than they would probably prefer.
The Islanders and Greene have agreed to terms on a one-year contract, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Greene's role with the team last season was as a seventh defenseman but this year the Isles will expect him to not only be a regular but also to mentor Noah Dobson on the third pairing. That may be a lot to ask of a 38-year old defender in a condensed season loaded with back-to-back games. Look for the Islanders to rest Greene with some regularity this campaign.
Greene scored a goal on his lone shot and added three blocks and two hits in Saturday's 4-0 Game 7 win over Philadelphia.
Greene buried a backdoor feed in the left faceoff circle to stake the Islanders to a 2-0 lead with just under seven minutes left in the first period. It was the second goal of the playoffs for the 37-year-old, matching his total from the entire regular season. Despite the goal, Greene's contributions come primarily at the defensive end at this stage of his career.
Greene scored a goal on two shots Monday in a 4-0 win over Philadelphia in Game 1. He added four blocks and two hits.
Greene opened the scoring with a point shot at 6:06 of the first period, his first postseason goal since 2010 when he was a member of the New Jersey Devils. The 37-year-old found the net just twice in 63 regular-season games, but he was a noticeable presence in all three zones throughout Monday's game and led all players in blocked shots.
Greene (undisclosed) will play in Saturday's game against the Bruins, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Greene missed Thursday's overtime loss to the Blues, but he'll be back in action against the Bruins. The 37-year-old has posted two points over five games since being traded to the Islanders, and he's slated to work on the top pairing with Ryan Pulock.
Greene (undisclosed) won't play Thursday against the Blues.
Greene's undisclosed issue isn't believed to be overly serious, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him back in action Saturday against the Bruins. Noah Dobson will take the veteran blueliner's spot in the lineup for Thursday's tilt.
Greene (undisclosed) was labeled day-to-day and will travel with the team for Thursday's clash with St. Louis, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Greene has recorded two helpers, eight shots and nine blocks while averaging 15:44 of ice time in five games since joining the Islanders. If the blueliner is unable to suit up versus the Blues, Noah Dobson figures to jump back into the lineup for the first time since Greene's acquisition.
Greene (undisclosed) won't return to Tuesday's game against the Rangers.
Greene exited the game in the first period after trying to clear the zone, and the specifics of his injury remain unclear. The defenseman exited the game suiting up in just 2:15 of ice time. In the meantime, look for Nick Leddy to see a slight uptick in ice time as long as Greene is sidelined.
Greene (undisclosed) left Tuesday's game against the Rangers in the first period, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Greene wasn't present for the second period, but it's unclear what's bothering the blueliner. This is Greene's fifth game -- he's posted two points and eight blocked shots -- with the Islanders, and he's averaged 18:49 per game.
The Devils traded Greene to the Islanders in exchange for David Quenneville and a 2021 second-round pick Sunday.
The Devils have been quiet on the trade front since sending Taylor Hall to Arizona, but they've made their next big move by trading their captain to the Islanders. Greene is a stay-at-home defenseman with just 11 points through 53 games, and the left-handed blueliner has an unimpressive 43.7 Corsi For percentage this season. The 37-year-old is a rental, as he'll be an unrestricted free agent in July.
Greene tallied a goal, dished an assist, blocked four shots and served two PIM in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Lightning.
Greene tied the game 1-1 with his first goal of the season at 3:10 of the second period. He later assisted on Miles Wood's empty-netter in the third. The veteran defenseman now has eight points, 97 blocks and 34 shots on goal in 41 games this season. His usage is mostly defensive, so most fantasy owners need not pay attention.
Greene posted a shorthanded assist, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 7-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Greene ignited the play that ended with a Travis Zajac goal at 17:22 of the second period. His helper snapped a 23-game point drought, during which he went minus-6 with 52 blocked shots. The 37-year-old has only five helpers in 32 contests this year -- fantasy owners can safely keep Greene on the waiver wire in most formats.
Greene finished with two shots and two blocks in Saturday's 5-1 win over Detroit.
Greene skated 19:49 in this one, tying for the team lead with 4:21 of shorthanded ice time. The 37-year-old blueliner is more valuable on the ice than in the fantasy realm. Greene can still defend at a passable level, but he has just four assists in 18 games, with no points in the past 10.
Greene picked up his first points of the season Wednesday, notching a pair of assists in a 7-6 overtime loss to the Lightning.
Absent from four games because of an upper-body injury, Greene had been limited to five contests in the early part of the season and had failed to record a point. The defenseman collected a pair of helpers against Tampa Bay, albeit in a loss, and also led New Jersey with three blocked shots. Until he ramps up his production and finds more consistency in his game, Greene should remain on the fantasy bench.
Green (upper body) will be taken off injured reserve and rejoin the lineup Saturday against Vancouver.
Greene will replace Will Butcher, who's now battling an upper-body injury of his own. The veteran Greene is a good source of blocked shots, but he's scored more than 13 points only once in the past four seasons.
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|06/09||vs BOS||W 6-2||0||0||0||+2||19:52|
|06/07||@ BOS||W 5-4||0||0||0||0||15:49|
|06/05||vs BOS||W 4-1||0||0||0||0||19:17|
|06/03||vs BOS||L 1-2 (OT)||0||0||0||-1||16:35|
|05/31||@ BOS||W 4-3 (OT)||0||0||0||0||23:01|
|05/29||@ BOS||L 2-5||0||0||0||0||17:10|
|05/26||vs PIT||W 5-3||0||0||0||-1||17:55|
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